The World Series is over (pause; sob; Phillies fan here). But there is a silver lining: A new episode of Fringe will air tonight.

Entitled “Earthling,” the hour will give you lots of new background on the life of boss-man Broyles. (Small spoiler: he keeps a storage unit. And we see his ex-wife. That’s two spoilers, I know: live with it; I haven’t given away the meat of these scenes.)

And the monster-of-the-week is a “shadow man.” And various people turn to ash. And at a crucial point in the proceedings, Walter asks Astrid, “Could you get us some licorice, dear?”

Have I whetted your appetite sufficiently? Tune in…